Sportsnet Magazine: Inside The Long Pathetic Fall Of The Once Great Canadiens Empire
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01-13-2012, 10:35 PM
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Ownership has changed three times over that period, they've had three presidents, 4 GMs, and about 8 coaches. To claim there's been any kind of consistent organizational philosophy during that period is a bit far fetched wouldn't you say?
What does that matter? First of all, look at any and all of the organizational moves in the past 15 years. They all reek of a "win-now" mentality that continually mortgages our future until there is nothing left.
Second of all, there has only been 2 distinct ownership groups in the past 15 years. Gillette, and the Molsons.
They may have put their own slant on it, but the fact remains that our approach to managing a team has been very, very flawed for a long time.
It's tragic to me that other teams seem to have learned from our past, when we cannot. It seems like almost every other GM is making moves for picks and prospects, while we do not. I mean sure, we got a 2nd, and a somewhat decent prospect but that's just not acceptable. Pollock was absolutely fanatical about getting great young talent. That dynasty was planned. It didn't just happen.
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